The annual Christmas Blitz took place on St. Stephen’s Day. Great day had by all, and a report will soon be posted. Congrats to the winners, and to Pat Griffin for receiving the Spirit of the Blitz Award. A big thank… Read More ›
Month: December 2015
Catherine Connaire (U18 girls) was presented with the Galway Bay FM 2015 award for Basketball at a ceremony in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa just prior to Christmas. Her selection for the Ireland U18 Girls in Bucharest last July and… Read More ›
Moycullen BC wishes all our members, families, friends, supporters and sponsors a very happy Christmas. Many thanks for your wonderful support during 2015, and we look forward to an exciting year of basketball in 2016.
Sunday’s National U18 Cup Quarter Final was another thrilling encounter between two clubs with very similar profile’s who have met on many occasions over the years. From U13 Community Games All Ireland’s in Mosney to a National Senior Cup Final in Tallaght to many other closely-fought contests across all ages, the common theme is always honesty of effort and pride in their parish. Both share the tradition of an annual Christmas “Blitz” which bonds them to their communities and feeds the love of the game in two “unusual” centres of basketball excellence.
On Sunday, they went toe-to-toe once again and with just over 2 mins on the clock in a ding-dong affair, Castleisland led by 4. However, over the closing period, Moycullen showed the greater control and experience, scoring the last 11 points and earning a place in the National semi-final against Tolka Rovers in early January.
Moycullen U18 Men face St Mary’s Castleisland in the U18 National Cup quarter final on Sunday (Dec 6th) at 3.00pm in the Jes, Galway. Having won their qualifying pool, Moycullen have secured a home draw but know that St Mary’s will provide stern opposition as their only loss in qualifying was to the firm Cup favourites, Neptune.